Wednesday, February 2, 2011
This Week in Ricoh "TWIR Notes"
- Ricoh announced launch of version 2.0 of its Personal Paperless Document Manager software (PPDMv2):
o Manages paper documents, PDFs and MS Office files
o Assemble document by dragging and dropping pages from other documents (XPS, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, JPG, BMP, TIFF) to create new PDF
o Change, edit or markup PDFs
o Creates searchable PDFs with OCR engine
o Send or retrieve from MS SharePoint
o Convert files to Amazon Kindle
o Convert capture of text by digital camera into text file
o Auto highlight, redact, underline or cross-out by alphanumeric pattern search
Ricoh announced it will begin providing low-interest loans to employees in Japan to encourage them to make their houses more environmentally friendly (adding solar panels, etc.). The loans will be for 10 years in length at 4% interest.
In an interview in Computer Resellers News magazine, Ricoh U.S. president and CEO, Jeffrey Hickling, stated; “While a much larger share of our revenue comes from direct, we increased our investment in dealer support 50% in 2010”. “In what we’d call the midmarket and the commercial accounts, a direct coverage model alone can be prohibitively expensive”